Arranging a low-cost cremation in Chicago

Save money on the expense of a funeral, and check cremation costs by turning to the Internet. The only problem with this is that many Chicago funeral homes on their websites do not list funeral costs.
While the FTC law rendered it federal law to provide a standard price list for funeral homes and to make it accessible to families either in person or by phone, so many funeral homes still chose NOT to have this on their website. This makes it impossible for families to use the Internet efficiently to sell store funeral services at the time of need.
We decided to improve this at J Geils Funeral Services and support families by conveniently linking them with a nearby funeral home in Chicago that provided the highest value cremation services. We decided to take the hassle out of families’ funeral price shopping.

Chicago’s low-cost cremation facilities

To create a favorite low-cost cremation provider for the Chicago area, we conducted some analysis and cremation cost comparisons. Depending on the funeral home you choose, the cost of a simple cremation can vary considerably, but you can plan a simple direct cremation in Chicago.

An affordable direct cremation package will generally include:

  • Collecting the deceased from the place of death
  • Refrigerated storage for the mandatory waiting period
  • Completion of all the necessary documentation & authorizations
  • A basic cremation container
  • The cremation
  • A temporary container to return the cremated remains to the family

Cheap direct cremation in Chicago from a Direct Disposer
Florida is one of only two states in which Direct Disposers are allowed without funeral home facilities and can run. Initially, cremation costs from a Direct Disposer might seem much lower, but I will recommend you review the small print of a Direct Disposer’s provided budget cremation carefully. To dramatically increase the cremation expense, charges such as refrigeration or out-of-hours collection are not unexpected.
Chicago’s J Geils Funeral Services business is a small , family-owned funeral home that can offer full-service cremation services but also acknowledges the need for all-budget cremation services. This makes it possible for J Geils Funeral Services to deliver a simple, dignified direct cremation to families in Chicago.

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To all the families who have supported and put their trust in me over the last 40 years as a licensed funeral director/embalmer there are some exciting changes coming.

I will be moving from Bensenville to a bigger office at 1199 S, Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. My office will be situated in Grove Memorial Chapel, one of the many chapels to better serve and accommodate my families with their funeral concerns and needs.

I will also be able to conveniently meet you at your residence or one of the many funeral homes that I am associated with in the Northern Suburbs and Chicagoland areas.

I am available 24/7 by phone or if you would like to make an appointment please call Jim “Jimmy” Geils at J Geils Funeral Services NOT Geils Funeral Home at 630 247-6623 or email me at to discuss any of your questions. Please visit my website at

Thank you for your trust and continued support
James W. Geils